Business operations are the basic activities and operations of a business’ function. A business operation is considered something entirely different from a business project, as a business operation concerns basic day-to-day functioning for generating profit and revenue, while a project is an overall task which will eventually be completed and which need not be dealt with any further beyond that point.
A business operates generally in terms of three primary functions: generating income for the business, making business property and assets more valuable, and ensuring that the value and income of the business so far is unlikely to be lost. Any given business operation, then, will likely be focused on one of these three core principles.
For example, a business operates by attempting to generate some source of recurring income as a matter of course in its business operation. This is because a business which functions solely on large bursts of income from individual projects will likely falter and fail. On the other hand, a business which operates by consistently earning income, whether from some constant stream of revenue or from a large number of different projects which are all generating bursts of revenue at such a rate that it is in effect a constant stream, will likely do well.
Thus, these basic elements of business operation are likely to be found across all businesses. Although there will be exceptions within how a business operates, the fundamental core of most business operations will lie on these constant procedures.